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Energy crisis: 'Don't rain on my parade'
This year's Phi Psi 500 motorcade
almost wasn't, but thanks . to long
time State College tradition, it will be.
The one-mile motorcade, a recent
addition to the usual Phi Psi chugging
marathon, needed a parade permit
from the State College Municipal
Councilman Allen-1. Patterson
objected to the parade as a waste of
"As a symbolic act, I think the
Borough shouldn't foster motor-
cades," he said. -
But the motorcade was saved by
the annual Alpha , Fire Company
parade. Several council members
Oh, well, We'll get 'em next year
Penn State has hit the pages of
Genesis Magazine again.
~ Genesis rated Penn State the
seventh sexiest college in the nation.
Fellow state - related Temple,
University only ranked 11th.
California State University at Long
Beach was first.
Temple did, however, beat out
Penn State in one category group
Easter gift giving: it's
"A . living gift will be loved and i
cherished for years."
At least that's what an Easter ad
for Ballenger's pet and Hobby - Rama
claims. But if you were thinking of
small fluffy bunny rabbits or maybe a
couple chicks think again.
Before it's too late,
Register to vote
Today is the last day to register to
vote in the HUB basement.
If you miss that, you can still
register by postcard before April 18.
Postcards can be obtained in the USG
office in 225 HUB.
To vote in the primary elections,
May 17, the voter must register with a
A pleasant Easter weekend is in store
weatherwise, with a moderating trend
in the temperature beginning
tomorrow. Today will be partly
sunny, breezy and chilly, with a high
of 41. Tonight should be clear and
frosty with a low of 22. Bright sun
shine will pupil the mercury up to 50
tomorrow and near 60 on Sunday.
2nd rape in 2 weeks occurs ..
Ca Iton restaurant reviewed
Living Page: patches and ice
Nittany Relays preview ....
Specialized book clubs
Borough council candidates
Sills to star as Artists Series 'loss leader
By KATHLEEN PAVELKO
Collegian Staff Writer
On April 6, 1979, Beverly Sills, of the New York City
Opera, will give a recital at the University. The
audience will no doubt be, enthralled, the critics
pleased. Sills will be paid more than $12,000 for her one
evening's performance and the Artists Series will have
completed nearly two years of work in arranging it.
The Artists Series is able to offer performances by a
few highly-paid, well-known artists each year for the
same reason a supermarket can offer a single item at
an extremely low price: both the well-known artist and
the supermarket item 'are "loss leaders."
A "loss leader" artist like Beverly Sills would be too
expensive for the Artists Series to afford as a single
performer; her fee is too high for the series to pay
without raising ticket prices to New York City levels.
But because Sills is part of a larger series which also
includes performers charging lower fees, these other
artists in effect subsidize Sills.
M a result, the Artists Series can both afford Beverly
Sills and offer other excellent, but less highly-paid
performers at ticket prices below big-city levels.
Maintaining a balance between the "big names"
audiences expect and low ticket prices they demand is a
continuing task of the Artists Series. Series Manager
Nina Brown says that if the Series were to offer more
"big-name" artists, but fewer total artists, ticket prices
would be sure to increase.
- "This system exposes more people to excellent, but
lesser-known artists who might not otherwise come to
the attention of our audiences," Brown said. "We
want to offer an artists series, not a popularity contest."
Brown's task as manager of the Artists Series is to
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voiced concern that they.might look
"red faced" when it came time to
approve the Alpha permit if they
turned down the Phi Psi permit.
"I think it's ridiculous for fire
companies to parade around too,"
Fortunately cooler heads ruled and
the permit was approved with the
stipulations that the Council send a
letter of disapproval to the motorcade
Phi Psi will be allowed to have its
motorcade, the council members
won't look red faced and we'll all
sleep a little easier tonight.
"Temple University has a growing
majority of students who have en
tered into the heady world of group
sex," Genesis says. "Sensuous
Temple coeds are enthusiastic about
swinging as a medium to express
their sex drives."
And that's the difference between
Beaver Avenue and Broad Street.
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Among its other "small lovable
fluffy pets," Ballengers is selling
Easter lizards and_ Eaqter_ hermit
And if you don't like them how
about an Easter tarantula?
Quote of the week:
first and foremost
Grant Ackerman, USG president
-elect, moments after being told that
he had won: "We've got some thank
you's to make. First, I want to thank
my graphic artist . . ."
by Dave Skidmore
Yesterday's Daily Collegian in
correctly quoted Time magazine as
saying that Rev. Sun Myung Moon's
followers had brainwashed people
and resorted to abduction. The
sentence should have read "Many
parents claim that Moon's followers
have brainwashed their children and
some of these parents have resorted
to abduction to get their children
The Collegian regrets the error
arrange the major source of performing arts en
tertainment for a university and local community of
more than 60,000 persons, each with a different artistic
taste. She has a yearly budget of approximately $260,000
with which to do it.
The Series receives approximately $lOO,OOO of its
annual budget from the University; from that amount,
the salaries of Series employees three full-time staff
members, two clerical assistants and a handful of part
time assistants must be paid. The University's con
tribution also pays most of the cost of running the Series
itself: subscription drives, postage, advertising, etc.
The rest of the Series' annual budget is provided by
revenues from ticket sales, both subscription and
general sale. It is from this amount, approximately
$155,000, that the Series pays its talent fees.
The process of constructing an Artists Series
program begins one year in advance, in the fall. The
Artists Series Advisory Board meets then to make
suggestions and discuss possible performers for the
next year's schedule. (This year, the advisory board
consisted of 6 faculty and staff members, two graduate
students, four undergraduates and four ex-officio
members.) In addition, suggestions from subscribers
and the general public are discussed.
One of the reasons the advisory board meets in the
fall is that the National Association of Concert
Managers is convened in mid-December in New York
City. At this convention, agents for performers meet
with concert and arts managers from across the
country to arrange the next year's programs. Many of
the contacts that will result in contracts for the Artists
Series are made at this meeting.
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An alleged hazing incident has forced
the national chapter of Omega Psi Phi to
place its Penn State fraternity under
suspension pending the outcome of an
Interfraternity Council Board of Control
hearing April 12.
Anthony Jones (3rd-community
development), has filed charges with
IFC against the fraternity, alleging
physical and mental abuse and
requesting compensation for hospital
bills and mental anguish sustained
throughout a March 13 "hell" week.
Jones said tie had been part,of a pledge
class of six at the'start of Winter teim,
but that hazing incidents had prompted
the five others to drop out. He had stayed
because he wanted to become a brother
and "change things from within the
Other sources ,stated that aside from
the "extensive paddling," the fraternity
had developed a utensil called a Sammy,
of two hangers, folded in half with
twisted ends and tied together with tape
Jones said he had been beaten with the
object frequently during the "hell" week
Rabin resigns over bank account scandal
JERUSALEM (UPI) Israeli Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin resigned
yesterday as head of the ruling Labor
party amid a scandal over his secret
U.S. bank account and said he will not
run in elections scheduled next month.
"I greatly regret that I am ending my
service this way," Rabin said. ,
The move threw open Labor's choice
for prime minister in the May 17 elec
tions, and Defense Minister Shimon
Peres, a hardliner on surrendering
occupied Arab territory, immediately
became the front runner for the ruling
Rabin's decision, announced on
nationwide radio and television, came
after Attorney General Aharon Barak
said he would seek legal proceedings
against Rabin's wife, Leah. She is ac
cused of lying by stating a joint account
she held with her husband in the United
States contained only $2,000 when $lB,OOO
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fund Series' stars
Keith Stroup, president of the National Organization for the Reform of Mari• Court of Common Pleas. Earlier, (right) he had a similar message for 500
juana Laws, left, exchanges views on marijuana law reforms with Richard M. people in Eisenhower Auditorium.
Sharp (center) and Thomas E. Sterling, candidates for judge of Centre County
Frat suspended for alleged hazing
By DOUG ROOT
Collegian Staff Writer
period and other sources confirmed that
another pledge had had the blood' vessels
cut on his hand as a result of being beaten
with the object.
Jones eventually was hospitalized in
Ritenour Health Center for a four-day
period suffering from numerous bruises,
hematoma of the hip and thigh, and
exhaustion, the result of a series of or
deals that the freshman underwent
March 14 and 15.
Jones said he had been required to
dress in heavy clothing, that he had been
denied food, drink and sleep for a period
of more than 24 hours, and that he had
been required to carry two bricks with
hiM during the etitire - Peikid."
Other sources stated that he had been
told to visit the apartments of the
fraternity brothers and forced to eat raw
eggs, spoiled tunafish and mustard,
while peanut butter was rubbed under his
Jones said he had been told to run
errands, back and forth from Parkway
Plaza to Eastgate apartments and had
spent most of the next day running in the
80 degree heat.
Jones was found collapsed at ap-,
proximately 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in front of
actually was on deposit.
"If she stands trial, I would stand trial
with her and I would not claim immunity
as a member of parliament," Rabin
Labor Party sources said the party's
815-member central committee will
meet Sunday, possibly to conduct
another vote on who is to be its candidate
for prime minister.
Rabin, 55, who was slightly favored to
win the election, made his decision at a
time when Labor faces the toughest
challenge to its leadership since the
state of Israel was formed in 1948 from
the opposition candidacy of ar
cheologist Yigael Yadin, head of the
Democratic Movement for Change.
"I am not prepared to assume
responsibility, albeit for what I consider
a minor mistake, for the damage that the
Labor party could suffer in the forth
coming elections," Rabin said.
By mid-winter, the next year's program is largely
settled, with only a few changes being made in spring
and summer. Occasionally, however, with very popular
artists like Beverly Sills and foreign orchestras like the
Leningad, arrangements must be made two years in ad
In March, the Artists Series announced its 1977-1978
program. It will be a special year for the Series, its 20th
anniversary year and at least one Bart of the 1977
program will echo the original 1957 season: on Sept. 14,
the Cleveland Orchestra, under the direction of Loren
Maazel, will open the Music Series in Eisenhower
As one illustration of the changes in the Series in those
20 years, the 1957 fee of the Cleveland Orchestra was
$5,400. In that year, the Series . total talent budget was
$38,400. In 1977, the orchestra's fee will be $6,000, from a
total talent budget of more than $155,000.
In those years, ticket prices also have increased,
although for the first 11 years of the Series, from 1957 to
1968, tickets were free to students. From 1969 to 1973,
ticket prices for students were free for Schwab events
and $1.50 for Rec Hall performances. In 1974-75, the low
est priced student tickets increased to $1.50; in 1975-76
to $1.75; and in 1976-77, to $2.
In recent years, the proportion of student subscribers
to the Artists Series has remained steady at 70 per cent.
Brown describes the primary responsibility of the
Series as "an education in the arts for our students."
For this reason, the brunt of the increase in ticket prices
this year was borne by the non-student subscribers,
according to Brown.
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Beta Sigma Beta, 225 E. Fairmount charged with causing physical and-or:
Avenue, by Brad Schwartz, a brother at mental abuse incurred on University-.
the fraternity who called an ambulance. owned and operated properties, causing .
Tom Conroy, IFC president, said, "Our mental and physical embarrassment,
judicial branch is new this year —it has and violating the IFC's national,
been totally redone in anticipation of just secretaries position on hazing.
such a case." . Al Jenkins, president of Omega Psi
Conroy said Omega Psi Phi was being • Phi, had no comment.
German measle incidence
rises above normal levels
There is a higher than normal number he added.
of reported cases of rubella (German This poses a threat to pregnant women
measles) in the area, according to Dr. in the first trimester of their pregnancy
John A. Hargleroad 11, Director of the because rubella has been known to cause
Ritenour Health Center. birth defects. If the mother is exposed to
According to Hargleroad, spring is the the disease, she should get a blood test to
season for rubella, but there are now check for rubella anti-bodies. If the anti
more cases than usual. The major bodies are not present, Gammaglobulin
problem of rubella is the mild symptoms. would be administered, Hargleroad said.
People who are infected don't stay The symptoms of rubella are a three
isolated in their rooms, Hargleroad said. day rash and swollen glands around the
Some even go to classes and eat in the-- neck and behind the ears. The disease is
dining halls thus spreading it even more, contagious up to the last day of the rash.
Rabin said he informed the Labor
party secretary, Meir Zarmi, that "I am
returning the mandate that I won from
the Labor party convention to head the
party's ticket in the Knesset parliament
Rabin announced he also will try to
end his role as head of the caretaker
government, though there is no legal
precedent for such p move. He resigned
as prime minister in December when his
coalition became a minority government
with his ouster of the National Religious
The scandal over the illegal bank
account in the United States has troubled
the Labor party for months.
Rabin admitted he and his wife held a
joint account in Washington am
mounting to $lB,OOO though he said it has
shrunk to $lO,OOO. It is against the law in
Israel to hold any money in a foreign
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The money was accumulated during
Rabin's tenure from 1968 to 1973 as
ambassador to Washington.
"I feel formal and moral respon
sibility, like my wife, for all that has
happened," Rabin said. I am not
prepared to put up with a fact that her
legal position would be different than my
The departure of Rabin from Israel's
political scene, particularly if it means a
hardliner such as Peres would take over,
could severely affect attempts by
Washington to negotiate a Middle East
Party sources said a compromise
candidate such as Justice Minister Haim
Zadok, considered a party strongman
close to Rabin's position on a Middle
East settlement, could get the top spot.
The party chose Rabin at its convention
in February. Peres lost to Rabin by 41
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